HOPE in Primary Care

Health Optimization Program for Elders (HOPE) in Primary Care is a collaboration between Duke Health and its community partners that aims to strengthen our collective capacity to meet the complex care and social needs of the growing older adult population. HOPE in Primary Care offers Duke Connected Care participants FREE access to workforce development activities and resources that help providers align with national efforts to create and foster high-quality healthcare for older adults.


Webinar Series for

This webinar series will focus on the social, emotional, and environmental conditions that impact healthcare outcomes of older adults with the goal of helping providers approach geriatric care more holistically.

Each webinar will offer 30 minutes of education and information related to communication skills, needs assessment, and relevant community resources. CE credit is available. 


Webinar #1: Goals of Care in the Time of COVID: Challenges & Opportunities

May 21, 2020

Discussions of patients’ wishes regarding their medical care can be difficult in the best of times, but what about during the current crisis? Has the COVID pandemic helped or hurt? This conversation will highlight how COVID has impacted communication with patients and families and communication techniques that work anytime goals of care are discussed.

Click HERE to watch a recording of this webinar.

Discuss goals of care challenges and opportunities around COVID-19
Discuss evidence-based communication skills to facilitate goals of care discussions with implications for COVID-19

Target Audience
MDs, APPs, RNs, LPNs, MAs, Social Workers

CE Credit

0.5 (Click here to register for a Duke OneLink account - needed for CE Credits)


Dr. Gentry is a Nurse Practitioner with the Duke University Palliative Care Consult Service, faculty at the Duke University School of Nursing, a member of the Duke Hospital Ethics committee and a past president of the Hospice and Palliative Nurse’s Association. Fueled with a passion for supporting patients, their caregivers, and other healthcare providers, Dr. Gentry has worked to promote the benefits of palliative care and advance care planning. From a view at the bedside as both a care giver and health care provider, she has seen both the benefits of palliative care and the challenges when a patient’s wishes for medical care are unknown.